Sacrosanctum Concilium 108

The minds of the faithful must be directed primarily toward the feasts of the Lord whereby the mysteries of salvation are celebrated in the course of the year. Therefore, the proper of the time shall be given the preference which is its due over the feasts of the saints, so that the entire cycle of the mysteries of salvation may be suitably recalled.

These would be feasts such as the Transfiguration or Baptism of the Lord, as well as “conceptual” celebrations like Christ the King. These aspects of Christ which suggest some important piece of human redemption take precedence over the saints themselves.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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